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  • Saudi arrests 88 suspects in alleged al-Qaida cell

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A top Saudi security official said Tuesday that police had arrested 88 men suspected of being part of an al-Qaida cell that was plotting attacks inside and outside of the kingdom. Interior Ministry spokesman Mansour al-Turki did not give any details about the alleged...

  • UN implores all countries to help on Ebola

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is 'losing the battle' against Ebola, while U.N. officials implored all countries to quickly step up their response by contributing health experts and other help. Doctors Without Borders President...

  • UK withdrawing warrant for ill boy's parents

    LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors are dropping the case against a couple who ended up in a Spanish jail after they tried to get treatment abroad for their son's severe brain tumor, authorities said Tuesday. Brett and Naghemeh King were pursued by police after they took 5-year-old Ashya out of a...

  • US: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department's internal watchdog says it could not substantiate 16 complaints by advocacy groups who accused the government of abusing unaccompanied child immigrants apprehended along the Mexican border. The department's inspector general's office launched...

  • Select Income REIT adds to portfolio in $2.7B deal

    NEWTON, Mass. (AP) — Select Income REIT will spend about $2.7 billion in cash and stock to buy Cole Corporate Income Trust in a deal that adds 64 office and industrial properties to the real estate investment trust's portfolio. The transaction will give Select Income strategic distribution...

  • Utility opposes $2.9M deal in W.Va. spill case

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A utility is opposing a $2.9 million bankruptcy settlement that would fund projects to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in January. West Virginia American Water says Freedom Industries shouldn't use money from its insurance proceeds to pay for the...

  • Pat Quinn: Eating crackers on minimum wage challenge

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says his experience trying to live on the minimum wage for a week has meant graham crackers for dinner. Raising the state's $8.25 hourly minimum wage to at least $10 an hour has been a re-election focus for the Chicago Democrat. Quinn is facing a tough November...

  • Climatologist says August warmed up in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August. And the season has been one of the wettest on record. Climatologist Jim Angel said Tuesday that the statewide average temperature in August was 73.9...

  • Florida school district cancels testing opt-out

    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school board rescinded its vote Tuesday to opt out of standardized testing standardized, changing its mind about its unprecedented decision that captured the growing discontent among parents and teachers nationwide over the number of tests children are given....

  • Contractor pleads guilty in $23.5 million 'rent-a-vet' scheme

    Ram Hingorani pleaded guilty to one count of major program fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain construction contracts with federal agencies using set-asides for owners of Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

  • Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac regulator aims to boost low-income lending

    The FHFA proposal calls for the agency to buy more refinancing mortgages for low-income families and to increase Fannie Mae's goals for low-income families in multifamily units.

  • 3 Frenchmen arrested over hedgehog hunting

    PARIS (AP) — France's animal protection society says it's filed a lawsuit against three men arrested last month in a northwestern Paris suburb for illegally hunting hedgehogs to eat. Tamara Guelton of the Animal Protection Society says they were contacted by police after the arrest of several...

  • Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's newest casino — and its biggest, costliest flop — went out with barely a whimper. Revel Casino Hotel opened a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market. But the $2.4 billion resort shut...

  • Greece seeks to ease emergency taxes

    PARIS (AP) — Finance officials from Greece have started talks in Paris with the country's rescue creditors, and are hoping to ease emergency taxes that have helped fuel recession. Finance Minister Gikas Hardouvelis met with representatives of the European Union, European Central Bank and...

  • US stock market turns lower in midday trading

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were mostly lower in early afternoon trading Tuesday even after news that the economy was gaining strength. The S&P 500 dipped back below 2,000 points as oil producers weighed the index down. Investors looked ahead to major events later this week. The European...



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    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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